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Strong values are applied to all interactions:

  • Ethics
  • Honesty
  • Fairness/Shows Respect
  • Dependability/Consistency
  • Gratitude
  • Confidence/Competence
  • Creativeness/Innovation
  • Positivity/Optimism
  • Open-mindedness
  • Seeking the greatest, highest good for all


Professional Memberships


Birmingham Society for Human Resource Management


Greater Birmingham Chapter: Association for Talent Development


Favorite Quotes


"Toleration . . . is the greatest gift of the mind; it requires that same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle." --Hellen Keller

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"Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds." --Norman Vincent Peale

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"We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love." --Martin Luther King, Jr.

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"Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing." --Theodore Roosevelt

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"The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesus. And I put them in a book. If you don't like their rules, whose would you use?" --Dale Carnegie

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"Never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself." --Confucius

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"So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them..."  --The Bible (ESV)

Communication Challenge

Would you describe yourself as an excellent communicator?  Are you patient or impatient?  Most of us will admit that we communicate in quick and abbreviated "sound bites" in many, if not most, of our interactions today. We don't have (or is it "take") time to have a live, two-way conversation or write a grammatically correct email or letter.  Are we losing our ability to communicate well?  I offer a simple challenge.  Take the time to have a face-to-face conversation or write a two-paragraph email or letter using complete sentences and no abbreviations at least once a week so that you do not lose the art of full and complete communications.


If you want to master the principles of human relations, I recommend you read one of my all-time favorite books, "How to Win Friends and Influence People" by Dale Carnegie. Even though it has been updated for the Digital Age, I prefer the original version written in 1936. I read it for the first time in 2006 and wondered why it took me so long.

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How often do you hear about bullying these days? At least once a week? It appears to be rampant from the playground to the nursing home. Our workplaces may be rife with bullying. My reflections on this horrible habit is not intended to be comprehensive, but rather to be thought provoking so that you join me in doing something about this destructive, disruptive, despicable behavior.

In a 2014 National Survey by the Workplace Bullying Institute, bullying was defined as repeated mistreatment that is: threatening, humiliating, intimidating, sabotaging, and/or verbally abusive.

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